Infrastructure

Local group on the circular walk route

Footpaths – something to treasure! – July 2016

on July 16, 2016, 6:43 pm

  The Neighbourhood Plan seeks to protect  important views to and from public rights of way (PROW) around the village. Interestingly this week photos have appeared both online (Twitter) and in the paper version of the Bloxham Broadsheet. Although not submitted by  the Neighbouthood Plan team  these photos do nicely illustrate the level of participation by both individuals and groups […]

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Bloxham Floods yet again – March 2016

Bloxham Floods yet again – March 2016

on March 10, 2016, 9:37 am

One of the neighbourhood Plan policies relates to the need for sustainable drainage systems even on small plots. This seems to have been vindicated by recent small developments being overwhelmed by a single period of rain. Over-heard yesterday:” How many one in a hundred year flood events can one have in 10 years?” More photos on the Bloxham Broadsheet

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Miles without Stiles – 17th Oct 2015

Miles without Stiles – 17th Oct 2015

on September 28, 2015, 7:16 pm

Support for the protection of PROW is huge – as is the number of residents who regularly use them.

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Bloxham A361 eighth most high risk road in UK!

Bloxham A361 eighth most high risk road in UK!

on September 10, 2015, 7:47 pm

Today the for Road Safety Foundation (RSF) published its 2015 report page 8 of which lists roads that present a persistently higher risk to users based on data collected from 2008 – 2013. They note that single carriageway A-roads now carry 8 times the risk of motorway. Bloxham residents will be unsurprised to hear that the A361 Chipping Norton to […]

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GP waiting times in Bloxham

GP waiting times in Bloxham

on July 4, 2015, 5:26 pm

Bloxham surgery receives high ratings on most criteria for the quality of its service and it’s hard to find people with a bad word to say about the doctors, nurses or support team. Nonetheless the  pre-publication consultation carried out earlier this year contained numerous comments about worsening waiting times for doctor appointments at Bloxham surgery – but is this fact […]

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Bloxham court - one of the more recent small estates

Parking standards – change of policy

on July 4, 2015, 10:43 am

Changes to the Central Government View. After the pre-publication consultation but before the final submission a ministerial announcement seems to represent re-think on maximum parking standards for all the reasons we have been arguing for the past 2 years. A gov.uk news article entitled, “More parking for new homes will end vicious cycle of clogged up streets ” in August […]

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OCC – Primary School Capaity

OCC – Primary School Capaity

on July 3, 2015, 3:28 pm

The comments from OCC Education as part of the pre-publication consultation indicate they have caught up with what we have been saying through the last three developer appeals.   See below: The County Council’s current position on primary school capacity in Bloxham is that Bloxham PrimarySchool has been expanded to the full extent of its site capacity, and further population growth […]

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Housing Design for the Elderly

Housing Design for the Elderly

on January 23, 2015, 11:48 am

This is a document that looks at the factors that affect the health and wellbeing of the elderly and consider how adaptive technologies and IT systems can contribute to improving this. You can download a copy from here.

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N.P. and the Community Infrastructure Levy

N.P. and the Community Infrastructure Levy

on March 15, 2014, 4:42 pm

From April 2013 15% of the Community Infrastructure Levy revenue collected by the Local Authority will now be passed directly to those Parish and Town Councils where development has taken place. Clearly in those areas where development is not taking place, even if CIL is being levied none will be collected, so the likelihood of generating a ‘neighbourhood funding pot’ […]

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Walkonomics

Walkonomics

on January 18, 2014, 11:27 am

Walkonomics is a website that rates the walkability of streets, neighbourhoods and cities by combining the views of large groups of people, local communities and public data. You can sign-up and contribute to the site should you so wish. Click here to visit the site. There is also a walkonomics twitter feed that, unlike most twitter, contains a lot of […]

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